Put your back into it.


Dress – Thrifted
Clogs – Sam Edelman via Plato’s
Bangles – Vintage, A shop in SF, an heirloom from my Grandmother
Rings – Pinky via Mae’s, Vintage filigree picked up in Nice, France

What I Wore: Paisley

what I wore: dress – willie’s influence thrifted from potter’s house, heels – jessica simpson, necklace – kate spade, watch – bcbg, bracelets – vintage, gifted & house of harlow, rings – forever21 & mae’s
This shoulder-padded, floral, paisley, draped, harem concoction was around $3. So, you know, I was all over that.

What I Wore: Librarian-Chic

what I wore: dress – french connection (thrifted), heels – quipid, glasses – shop ultra, watch – bcbg, bangles – vintage & dannijo, nails – revlon
Glasses are one of those accessories that can completely change your look. These are my favorite frames from Shop Ultra, I immediately feel smarter (and chicer).

What I Wore: Mellow Yellow

(What I Wore: blouse – cheap thrills, pants – old navy, platforms – bcbg girls, watch – bcbg, left hand ring – cheap thrills, right hand rings l to r – walmart/banana republic/vintage, bracelets – house of harlow from charm & chain/vintage/New Orleans flea market, necklaces – hook: kenneth jay lane, fish locket: tuleste market from charm & chain, earrings – gift from Ro: Kenneth Jay Lane via charm & chain)
Yesterday was one of those days where I felt like piling on all the jewelry I own. My beloved engagement ring is at the fabulous Lauray’s in Hot Springs, AR having it’s matching band created (an omg I’m getting married moment). Of course I had to pick up a bauble to replace it for the time being and decided to play with all the gold pieces I have been neglecting in favor of the simplicity of my diamond.
I also opted to pile my hair up. The big bun that I love is simple to do (instructions here) but the topknot is almost too easy. And I’m obsessed with these pants. I have them in yellow, white, khaki and brown; they are best when paired with a blousy top. They make your legs look ridiculously long because they’re so wide-leg and cover your shoes.

Bangles: Inspiration and DIY

I love bangles. They can dress up a no-frills outfit or add intricacy to to layers. It’s a great way to mix old and new or high and low. Here is Caroline Trentini looking gorgeous in hers in the June 2009 Numero. Scroll down for DIY suggestions. PS: They make chic gifts for girlfriends!

Forever21 has tons of options (all under $15)

Options from Asos and Modcloth

My Pet Octopus CuffCuff LoveASOS Genuine Leather Spine WristbandASOS Statement Marbled Square BangleASOS Eclectic Wrist Wear Set With Engraved Metal And Color Washed BanglesASOS Modern Sleek Armour CuffASOS Set of Three Color Block BanglesASOS Vintage Style Mixed Wrist Wear PackASOS Friendship PackLipsy Metal Stud Stretch Bracelet

See also Anthropologie and Charm & Chain

Favorite Bangle Combo

Thanks to all who have been thinking of Birdie. She’s not worse, so we’re taking that as a good sign.

I wanted to share my favorite bangle combo of the moment. I’m wearing them today and have been for the past few weeks. The three green/gold bracelets are from a street vendor in San Francisco (@ Haight & Ashbury – had to), the watch is BCBG, bought on sale at Dillards two Christmases ago.

The studded gold bangle is a recent purchase from my fave Charm&Chain and I think they compliment each other so nicely that I’ve been wearing nothing but gold for a week.

My bf got me this cutie fortune cookie necklace from Charm and Chain and I’ve worn it everyday since I got it, with my bangles…of course.